There were excellent wins for the NCU sides in Sunday's Irish Senior Cup replays after the disappointment of Saturday's rain-ruined action in the Ulster Bank Premier League.
Derriaghy won a thriller against Donemana - centuries from Kaushik Aphale and Craig Lewis helped the Queensway side to an imposing 282 for 5 in front of a large crowd.
Donemana skipper Ricky-Lee Dougherty (72) got their reply off to a blistering start, before a collapse left them struggling. They counter-attacked with Ritchie McBrine's 51 seeming to have won the day before being bowled out with just ten runs needed.
A super result for Derriaghy who continue to defy the odds and the sceptics.
Anthony Martin's five wicket haul and Ryan Eagleson's 3/39 saw Carrickfergus reduce Drummond to 21 for 7 in their game at Middle Road. The NW side recovered somewhat to post 107 thanks to 49 from Damien Carlin.
That modest total was no problem to a rampant Carrick who breezed into the last 16 with a seven-wicket margin.
CIYMS made it a home hat-trick for the region as they beat a bitterly disappointing Brigade in a contest that won't live very long in the memory.
Justin Kemp's four wickets for 27 saw Brigade make just 142, which the Belmont side passed despite a few early wobbles - skipper Nigel Jones hitting an undefeated 73.
That means there will be five NCU sides going into the draw - Instonians, Waringstown, Carrickfergus, Derriaghy and CIYMS.